Iridium Pilot - Iridium Broadband

Iridium OpenPort / the Iridium Pilot

Airtime price increase announced from 1 April 2023

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Iridium has announced end-of-production for the Iridium Pilot by the end 2020. There is no announcement or planned end date for the Iridium OpenPort (IOP) service. Iridium Pilot terminals can still be activated and existing connections will continue until further notice

The Pilot offers true IP connectivity with up to three phone lines available for simultaneous use. Equipment is easy to install and surprisingly affordable. Iridium Pilot delivers good bandwidth at a attractive airtime tariffs to your customers and their fleets.

Iridium Pilot offers:

  • Three separate phone lines
  • High-speed data
  • Flexible and attractive pricing packages
  • Lightweight, low-profile satellite antenna

Iridium Pilot customers receive Iridium’s worldwide pole-to pole coverage, unmatched network quality and world-class technical support.

Iridium Pilot

Iridium Pilot Brochure


  • 3 independent RJ11 ports for simultaneous captain and crew use
  • IP-based data, 9.6-128 kbps (configurable) with per-MB pricing for airtime
  • Global, pole-to-pole
  • Wall-mounted below deck unit
  • Omni-directional antenna
  • Small footprint and light weight
  • Simultaneous voice and data


Below deck unit:
Standard IP:

Above deck unit: 230 x 570 mm, Weight: 12.5 kg
200 x 250 x 55 mm
Up to 134kbps bidirectional

Faster Data

Iridium Pilot utilises true IP technology to provide a flexible and powerful array of data services. A single Ethernet port provides a connection to a router or hub for multiple PCs. Choose from a range of configurable data rates to meet your specific requirements. Engineered for simultaneous functionality, data and phone ports support high-volume usage. Iridium Pilot's simplified service plans replace expensive and wasteful per-minute pricing with more cost-effective per-megabyte rates.

Less Expensive

With its small footprint and light weight, the Iridium Pilot omni-directional antenna array does not require a stabilization platform and is virtually maintenance-free. It can be mounted in any convenient location on deck for quick, easy and inexpensive installation. The lower capital expenditure and airtime costs add up to a faster return on investment.

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A Solid Return on Investment

Users will quickly reap the benefits of Iridium Pilot. Multiple phone lines allow for simultaneous captain and crew use while email and data files are being transmitted. Affordable, easy-to-install equipment provides a smooth upgrade path. Truly global coverage unleashes power and availability to any point on the planet.